The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation is pleased to support the following programs and projects in 2023.
The All Saints Community Centre
All Saints Community Centre will provide access to inclusive recreational activities for children and youth from low income and equity deserving families in North Waterloo. The community centre will be a state-of-the art, accessible facility, featuring a gym and multi-sport equipment, enabling a wide range of programs and activities.
Breslau and District Recreation Centre
Breslau Grand Splash Park
Improving community space by constructing a public use splash park that will serve all residents of Breslau and surrounding area.
Kitchener Relocation and Expansion – building brighter futures for kids in our community
KidsAbility is moving their Kitchener location to a larger more accessible space to better serve their families and partners. More centralized services to Kitchener families will provide a seamless, integrated program experience. The new space will be flexible to change with the ever-shifting needs of KidsAbility’s families.
Creating Children's Counselling Space in Cambridge
While Porchlight Counselling and Addiction Services has continued to grow and develop their supports to meet growing community need, their facilities have not kept pace. This grant will support Porchlight to find a new home for their counselling services, including new and expanded children's counselling spaces.
PHCG/LSHF Capital Improvement
Preston Heights Community Group has been present and growing in their community since 1986. Needed capital improvements to their centre space will allow them to continue investing in youth over the short and long term, by providing additional programming and development opportunities that have traditionally not been possible in the neighbourhood.
Education pond and inclusive washrooms for Every Child Outdoors
The project supports the installation of an educational pond and several other important facility and storage upgrades. The washrooms at the ECO Centre will be made transgender-inclusive, and rare will install a transgender-inclusive pit toilet on the south side trail network in Blair to make this area accessible to young children from JK to Grade 2.
THEMUSEUM Science at Play Stage
THEMUSEUM is adding a dedicated science education presentation space, the Science At Play stage, to its third floor. The stage is designed to facilitate high-quality, interpreter-led education programs and demonstrations for children K-12 in school groups and young families, enriching their learning opportunities.
Creating a family friendly outdoor space where women and children can heal and grow.
Transforming the outdoors at Aspen Place into a welcoming communal area for families to heal and grow. Creating outdoor therapeutic space for children to have structured/ unstructured play-based learning and family recreational time. A community garden will provide residents with staff led horticulture therapeutic programing and additional food for families.
Wellesley Township Youth Centre - All Wheels Park
The Wellesley Township “All Wheels Park” is a place for local children and youth to have fun and participate in a variety of activities. It is designed to overcome physical and economic barriers in accessing recreation. It is also a safe place for youth to gather and be themselves.
Play ground for block line supportive housing
Up to $50,000
YWKW has built two new supportive housing projects on Block Line Road. The buildings opened for families in April 2023. This grant will fund the building of a play ground for the children.
For more information about the Foundation's Housing Grants, please visit the Pilot Projects page.
St. Mark’s Place Supportive Housing
A conversion of the former St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener, St. Mark’s Place will include 43 supportive affordable apartments; a mixture of studio and one-bedroom units. A full kitchen and community space will also be included to allow for tenant programming and support.
$100,000 over two years
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